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ISBN: 9783038976608 Year: Pages: 86 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-661-5 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Education --- Social Sciences
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Mobile learning has become one of the more influential aspects of the field of educational technology, given the ubiquity of modern mobile devices and proliferation of educational applications or ‘apps’. Within this volume, there are a range of studies and reviews which cover a breadth of current topics in the field, namely user motivations for using mobile learning, issues in evaluation, as well as domain-specific considerations (e.g., use within language learning or audio-based applications). Together, these studies represent the synthesis of a range of methods, approaches, and applications that highlight benefits and areas of future growth of mobile technologies and how they can be useful and most effective in education.

Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks

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ISBN: 9783038427797 9783038427803 Year: Pages: VIII, 164 Language: English
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Subject: Computer Science
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Currently, at the dawn of 5G networks, and the era of the Internet-of-Things, wireless and mobile networking is becoming increasingly ubiquitous. In this landscape, security and privacy turn into decisive factors. That is, the mobile and wireless ecosystem is an ideal playground for many perpetrators: (a) handheld devices are used for critical tasks, such as e-commerce, bank transactions, payments, application purchases, as well as social interaction; (b) such devices uniquely identify their users and store sensitive and detailed information about them; and (c) despite all their sophistication, native security mechanisms of mobile operating systems can be bypassed, and several wireless interfaces and protocols have been proven to be vulnerable to attack. As the attacker is given so many alternative entry points for penetration, the creation of assaults against the end-user and the underlying systems and services have been augmented, both in amount, as well as in matters of complexity. It is, therefore, imperative that new and advanced security and privacy-preserving measures are deployed.To cope with the aforementioned challenges, this edited book has been dedicated to the security and privacy aspects of mobile networks, wireless communications, and their apps. Particularly, apart from network and link layer security, the focus is on the security and privacy of mobile software platforms and the increasingly differing spectrum of mobile or wireless apps. This edited book presents a collection of nine chapters. All the chapters constitute original research work addressing a variety of topics pertaining to the above-mentioned challenges.

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Security --- privacy --- mobile --- wireless --- threat --- attack --- vulnerability --- defense --- intrusion --- anonymity --- IoT

Air Quality Monitoring and Forecasting

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ISBN: 9783038428398 9783038428404 Year: Pages: VI, 204 Language: English
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Subject: Chemistry (General)
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Air quality is personal. Its management is highly so. Asthmatic or air-pollutant-sensitive individuals depend on accurate air quality forecasts to help manage their daily activities. However, the adverse effects of poor air quality on public health and visibility extend far beyond the daily time horizon. Pneumonic and cardiac vascular responses of individuals in all age groups can be both acute, episodic and short-term, as well as chronic, accumulative and long-term. Urban haze resulting from stagnant poor air can linger for many days. In this Special Issue, seven papers cover a wide range of air pollution forecasting technology and emission control responses.It is paramount to verify and improve air quality forecast modeling systems constantly by as many quality-assured and cross-calibrated measurements as possible. Improvements from national centers such as the U. S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) research arms must produce verification statistics satisfying operational center performance metrics over multiple seasons before implementation is possible. High quality, compact, and mobile monitors are a significant player in air quality and atmospheric composition continuous measurements and are poised to become even more important. Five papers in this issue provide insight on observation technological advances and data assimilation. Air quality monitoring and forecasting sciences necessarily advance in lock-step and improvements for one benefit the other.

Internet and Mobile Phone Addiction. Health and Educational Effects

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ISBN: 9783038976042 Year: Pages: 328 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-605-9 Language: English
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Subject: Psychology
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Internet use-related addiction problems (e.g., Internet addiction, problem mobile phone use, problem gaming, and social networking) have been defined according to the same core element: the addictive symptomatology presented by individuals who excessively and problematically behave using the technology. Online activity is the most important factor in their lives, causing them the loss of control by stress and difficulties in managing at least one aspect of their daily life, affecting users’ wellbeing and health. In 2018, Gaming Disorder was included as a mental disease in the 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases by the World Health Organization. In 2013, the American Psychiatric Association requested additional research on Internet Gaming Disorder. The papers contained in this e-Book provide unique and original perspectives on the concept, development, and early detection of the prevention of these health problems. They are diverse in the nature of the problems they deal with, methodologies, populations, cultures, and contain insights and a clear indication of the impact of individual, social, and environmental factors on Internet use-related addiction problems. The e-Book illustrates recent progress in the evolution of research, with great emphasis on gaming and smartphone problems, signaling areas in which research would be useful, even cross-culturally.

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commuting --- well-being --- personality --- gender --- stress --- Internet addiction --- Internet gaming disorder --- game device usage pattern --- smartphone --- comorbidity --- Internet gaming disorder --- IGD --- emotional regulation --- cognitive reappraisal --- suppression --- depression --- hostility --- internet gaming disorder --- Dickman Impulsivity Inventory-Short Version (DII) --- Brief Self-Control Scale (BSCS) --- Symptom Checklist-90-Revised (SCL-90-R) --- Behavioral Inhibition System/Behavioral Activation System (BIS/BAS) --- Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM-5) --- gambling --- video-game addiction --- screen addiction --- immersion --- problematic Internet use --- comorbidity --- cognitive distortion --- problematic smartphone use --- smartphone addiction --- social media --- approaches to learning --- deep approach to learning --- surface approach to learning --- smartphone --- problematic mobile phone use --- convergent design --- focus group --- survey --- internet gaming disorder --- impulsivity --- depression --- interpersonal relationships --- serial mediation --- Internet addiction --- mobile phone addiction --- online social network --- university students --- technological addictions --- behavioral addictions --- CERI --- CERM --- mobile phone dependence --- mobile phone use --- impulsivity --- China --- Internet addiction --- Internet-use disorder --- Internet literacy --- expectancies --- personality --- cultural differences --- pathological video-game use --- Internet Gaming Disorder --- comorbid psychopathology --- review --- Internet Use Disorder --- prevalence --- epidemiology --- adolescence --- latent profile analysis --- anxiety --- depression --- Internet addiction --- smartphone addiction --- propensity score --- Internet addiction --- coping strategies --- personality traits --- young people --- mobile phone use --- smartphone use --- Problematic Mobile Phone Use --- Problematic Mobile Phone Use Questionnaire --- psychometric testing --- measurement invariance --- time --- gaming disorder --- interpersonal relations --- self-efficacy --- self-control --- expectations --- fear of missing out (FOMO) --- social media --- problematic social media use (PSMU) --- phubbing --- teenagers --- adolescents --- addiction --- internet addiction --- mobile phone (or smartphone) use --- young children --- early childhood education --- parenting --- emergent bilinguals --- intergenerational language transmission --- behavioural addictions --- generalised versus specific problem Internet uses --- Internet addiction --- gaming disorder --- social networking --- mixed methods research

Mobile Mapping Technologies

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ISBN: 9783039280186 9783039280193 Year: Pages: 334 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-019-3 Language: English
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Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering
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Mobile Mapping technologies have seen a rapid growth of research activity and interest in the last years, due to the increased demand of accurate, dense and geo-referenced 3D data. Their main characteristic is the ability of acquiring 3D information of large areas dynamically. This versatility has expanded their application fields from the civil engineering to a broader range (industry, emergency response, cultural heritage...), which is constantly widening. This increased number of needs, some of them specially challenging, is pushing the Scientific Community, as well as companies, towards the development of innovative solutions, ranging from new hardware / open source software approaches and integration with other devices, up to the adoption of artificial intelligence methods for the automatic extraction of salient features and quality assessment for performance verification The aim of the present book is to cover the most relevant topics and trends in Mobile Mapping Technology, and also to introduce the new tendencies of this new paradigm of geospatial science.

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cultural heritage --- restoration --- indoor mapping --- laser scanning --- wearable mobile laser system --- 3D digitalization --- SLAM --- visual landmark sequence --- indoor topological localization --- convolutional neural network (CNN) --- second order hidden Markov model --- ORB-SLAM2 --- binary vocabulary --- small-scale vocabulary --- rapid relocation --- terrestrial laser scanning --- tunnel central axis --- tunnel cross section --- enhanced RANSAC --- quadric fitting --- constrained nonlinear least-squares problem --- visual simultaneous localization and mapping --- dynamic environment --- RGB-D camera --- encoder --- OctoMap --- IMMS --- indoor mapping --- MLS --- mobile laser scanning --- SLAM --- point clouds --- 2D laser scanner --- 2D laser range-finder --- LiDAR --- LRF --- sensors configurations --- Lidar localization system --- unmanned vehicle --- segmentation-based feature extraction --- category matching --- multi-group-step L-M optimization --- map management --- indoor mapping --- room type tagging --- semantic enrichment --- grammar --- Bayesian inference --- indoor localization --- crowdsourcing trajectory --- fingerprinting --- smartphone --- mobile mapping --- laser scanning --- self-calibration --- 3D point clouds --- geometric features --- motion estimation --- trajectory fusion --- mobile mapping --- sensor fusion --- optical sensors --- robust statistical analysis --- portable mobile mapping system --- handheld --- 3D processing --- point cloud --- Vitis vinifera --- terrestrial laser scanning --- plant vigor --- mobile mapping --- precision agriculture --- vine size --- visual positioning --- indoor scenes --- automated database construction --- image retrieval

Advanced Mobile Robotics: Volume 1

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ISBN: 9783039219162 9783039219179 Year: Pages: 468 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-917-9 Language: English
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Mobile robotics is a challenging field with great potential. It covers disciplines including electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science, cognitive science, and social science. It is essential to the design of automated robots, in combination with artificial intelligence, vision, and sensor technologies. Mobile robots are widely used for surveillance, guidance, transportation and entertainment tasks, as well as medical applications. This Special Issue intends to concentrate on recent developments concerning mobile robots and the research surrounding them to enhance studies on the fundamental problems observed in the robots. Various multidisciplinary approaches and integrative contributions including navigation, learning and adaptation, networked system, biologically inspired robots and cognitive methods are welcome contributions to this Special Issue, both from a research and an application perspective.

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path planning --- lane change --- excellent driver model --- neural networks --- autonomous vehicle --- remotely operated vehicle --- ocean current --- cable disturbance modeling --- lumped parameter method --- sliding mode observer --- 4WS4WD vehicle --- force control --- MPC --- PSO --- path tracking --- negative-buoyancy --- tri-tilt-rotor --- autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) --- immersion and invariance --- object mapping --- Geometric Algebra --- Differential Evolution --- non-inertial reference frame --- centrifugal force --- turning model LIP --- trajectory planning --- space robot --- hybrid bionic robot --- chameleon --- end effector --- hybrid robot --- curve fitting --- fair optimisation --- trajectory interpolation --- piezoelectric actuator --- high step-up ratio --- high efficiency --- small size --- micro mobile robot --- biomimetic robot --- micro air vehicle --- flapping --- drag-based system --- dragonfly --- snake-like robot --- singularity analysis --- system design --- dynamical model --- nonlinear differentiator --- robotic drilling --- sliding mode control --- drilling end-effector --- fault diagnosis --- quadcopter UAV --- fault-tolerant control --- sliding mode observer --- Thau observer --- smart materials --- actuators --- robots --- electro-rheological fluids --- magneto-rheological fluids --- shape memory alloys --- medical devices --- rehabilitation system --- LOS --- motion camouflage control --- parallel navigation --- missile control system --- target tracking --- variable speed --- high-speed target --- snake robots --- head-raising --- shape-fitting --- phase-shifting --- spiral curve --- servo valve --- pneumatics --- position control --- cart --- robot --- step climbing --- transportation --- stopper --- climbing robot --- safety recovery mechanism --- cable detection --- dynamic coupling analysis --- path planning --- mobile robots --- curvature constraints --- state constraints --- extend procedure --- G3-continuity --- car-like kinematics --- obstacle avoidance system --- harmonic potential field --- curvature constraint --- non-holonomic mobile robot --- computing time --- inverse kinematics --- joint limit avoidance --- kinematic singularity --- manipulator --- obstacle avoidance --- potential field --- service robot --- graph representation --- similarity measure --- mobile robot --- static environments --- path planning --- multi-objective optimization --- NSGA-II --- evolutionary operators --- mobile robot --- coalmine --- exploration --- robotics --- ATEX --- safety --- methane --- quadruped robot --- stability criterion --- dynamic gait --- glass façade cleaning robot --- wall climbing robot --- biped mechanism --- data association --- 3D-SLAM --- localization --- mapping --- disturbance-rejection control --- extended state observer (ESO) --- hover mode --- transition mode --- negative buoyancy --- quad-tilt rotor --- autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) --- Rodrigues parameters --- UAV --- variable spray --- prescription map translation --- PID algorithm --- grip planning --- biped climbing robots --- collision avoidance --- grip optimization --- dynamic environment --- closed-loop detection --- sparse pose adjustment (SPA) --- inertial measurement unit (IMU) --- simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) --- non-singular fast-terminal sliding-mode control --- industrial robotic manipulator --- external disturbance --- dynamic uncertainty --- adaptive control law --- exoskeleton --- load carriage --- muscle activities --- human–robot interaction --- discomfort --- actuatorless --- alpine ski --- human–robot interaction --- mechanism --- passive skiing turn --- skiing robot --- predictable trajectory planning --- geodesic --- constrained motion --- mobile robot --- jumping robot --- hopping robot --- continuous hopping --- single actuator --- self-reconfigurable robot --- cleaning robot --- Tetris-inspired --- polyomino tiling theory --- coverage path planning --- area decomposition --- multi-criteria decision making --- design and modeling --- kinematics --- kinematic identification --- monocular vision --- action generation --- robot motion --- undiscovered sensor values --- differential wheeled robot --- powered exoskeleton --- motion sensor --- machine learning --- unmanned aerial vehicle --- pesticide application --- deposition uniformity --- droplets penetrability --- control efficacy --- working efficiency --- subgoal graphs --- reinforcement learning --- hierarchical path planning --- uncertain environments --- mobile robots --- deep reinforcement learning --- mobile manipulation --- robot learning --- intelligent mobile robot --- pallet transportation --- master-slave --- compact driving unit --- high-gain observer --- snake robot --- series elastic actuator --- SEA --- Robot Operating System --- ROS --- non-prehensile manipulation --- manipulation planning --- contact planning --- manipulation action sequences --- robot --- obstacle avoidance --- facial and gender recognition --- q-learning --- Q-networks --- reinforcement learning --- gait cycle --- biped robots --- minimally invasive surgery robot --- inverse kinematics --- dialytic elimination --- Newton iteration --- curvilinear obstacle --- douglas–peuker polygonal approximation --- opposite angle-based exact cell decomposition --- path planning --- mobile robot --- UAV --- auto-tuning --- machine learning --- iterative learning --- extremum-seeking --- altitude controller --- enemy avoidance --- reinforcement learning --- decision making --- hardware-in-the-loop simulation --- unmanned aerial vehicles --- path planning --- multiple mobile robots --- artificial fish swarm algorithm --- expansion logic strategy --- sample gathering problem --- mobile robots --- mathematical modeling --- numerical evaluation --- centralized architecture --- optimization --- fault recovery --- reinforcement learning --- gait adaptation --- legged robot --- bio-inspired robot --- human–machine interactive navigation --- mobile robot --- topological map --- regional growth --- trajectory planning --- position/force cooperative control --- hierarchical planning --- object-oriented --- symmetrical adaptive variable impedance --- biologically-inspired --- self-learning --- formation control --- mobile robots --- loop closure detection --- convolutional neural network --- spatial pyramid pooling --- dynamic neural networks --- mobile robot navigation --- gesture recognition --- behaviour dynamics --- real-time action recognition --- formation of robots --- non-holonomic robot --- stability analysis --- Lyapunov-like function --- target assignment --- goal exchange --- path following --- switching control --- swarm-robotics --- rendezvous consensus --- robot navigation --- victim-detection --- unmanned surface vessel --- path following --- integral line-of-sight --- finite-time currents observer --- radial basis function neural networks --- input saturation --- n/a

Advanced Mobile Robotics: Volume 2

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ISBN: 9783039219445 9783039219452 Year: Pages: 498 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-945-2 Language: English
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Mobile robotics is a challenging field with great potential. It covers disciplines including electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science, cognitive science, and social science. It is essential to the design of automated robots, in combination with artificial intelligence, vision, and sensor technologies. Mobile robots are widely used for surveillance, guidance, transportation and entertainment tasks, as well as medical applications. This Special Issue intends to concentrate on recent developments concerning mobile robots and the research surrounding them to enhance studies on the fundamental problems observed in the robots. Various multidisciplinary approaches and integrative contributions including navigation, learning and adaptation, networked system, biologically inspired robots and cognitive methods are welcome contributions to this Special Issue, both from a research and an application perspective.

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path planning --- lane change --- excellent driver model --- neural networks --- autonomous vehicle --- remotely operated vehicle --- ocean current --- cable disturbance modeling --- lumped parameter method --- sliding mode observer --- 4WS4WD vehicle --- force control --- MPC --- PSO --- path tracking --- negative-buoyancy --- tri-tilt-rotor --- autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) --- immersion and invariance --- object mapping --- Geometric Algebra --- Differential Evolution --- non-inertial reference frame --- centrifugal force --- turning model LIP --- trajectory planning --- space robot --- hybrid bionic robot --- chameleon --- end effector --- hybrid robot --- curve fitting --- fair optimisation --- trajectory interpolation --- piezoelectric actuator --- high step-up ratio --- high efficiency --- small size --- micro mobile robot --- biomimetic robot --- micro air vehicle --- flapping --- drag-based system --- dragonfly --- snake-like robot --- singularity analysis --- system design --- dynamical model --- nonlinear differentiator --- robotic drilling --- sliding mode control --- drilling end-effector --- fault diagnosis --- quadcopter UAV --- fault-tolerant control --- sliding mode observer --- Thau observer --- smart materials --- actuators --- robots --- electro-rheological fluids --- magneto-rheological fluids --- shape memory alloys --- medical devices --- rehabilitation system --- LOS --- motion camouflage control --- parallel navigation --- missile control system --- target tracking --- variable speed --- high-speed target --- snake robots --- head-raising --- shape-fitting --- phase-shifting --- spiral curve --- servo valve --- pneumatics --- position control --- cart --- robot --- step climbing --- transportation --- stopper --- climbing robot --- safety recovery mechanism --- cable detection --- dynamic coupling analysis --- path planning --- mobile robots --- curvature constraints --- state constraints --- extend procedure --- G3-continuity --- car-like kinematics --- obstacle avoidance system --- harmonic potential field --- curvature constraint --- non-holonomic mobile robot --- computing time --- inverse kinematics --- joint limit avoidance --- kinematic singularity --- manipulator --- obstacle avoidance --- potential field --- service robot --- graph representation --- similarity measure --- mobile robot --- static environments --- path planning --- multi-objective optimization --- NSGA-II --- evolutionary operators --- mobile robot --- coalmine --- exploration --- robotics --- ATEX --- safety --- methane --- quadruped robot --- stability criterion --- dynamic gait --- glass façade cleaning robot --- wall climbing robot --- biped mechanism --- data association --- 3D-SLAM --- localization --- mapping --- disturbance-rejection control --- extended state observer (ESO) --- hover mode --- transition mode --- negative buoyancy --- quad-tilt rotor --- autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) --- Rodrigues parameters --- UAV --- variable spray --- prescription map translation --- PID algorithm --- grip planning --- biped climbing robots --- collision avoidance --- grip optimization --- dynamic environment --- closed-loop detection --- sparse pose adjustment (SPA) --- inertial measurement unit (IMU) --- simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) --- non-singular fast-terminal sliding-mode control --- industrial robotic manipulator --- external disturbance --- dynamic uncertainty --- adaptive control law --- exoskeleton --- load carriage --- muscle activities --- human–robot interaction --- discomfort --- actuatorless --- alpine ski --- human–robot interaction --- mechanism --- passive skiing turn --- skiing robot --- predictable trajectory planning --- geodesic --- constrained motion --- mobile robot --- jumping robot --- hopping robot --- continuous hopping --- single actuator --- self-reconfigurable robot --- cleaning robot --- Tetris-inspired --- polyomino tiling theory --- coverage path planning --- area decomposition --- multi-criteria decision making --- design and modeling --- kinematics --- kinematic identification --- monocular vision --- action generation --- robot motion --- undiscovered sensor values --- differential wheeled robot --- powered exoskeleton --- motion sensor --- machine learning --- unmanned aerial vehicle --- pesticide application --- deposition uniformity --- droplets penetrability --- control efficacy --- working efficiency --- subgoal graphs --- reinforcement learning --- hierarchical path planning --- uncertain environments --- mobile robots --- deep reinforcement learning --- mobile manipulation --- robot learning --- intelligent mobile robot --- pallet transportation --- master-slave --- compact driving unit --- high-gain observer --- snake robot --- series elastic actuator --- SEA --- Robot Operating System --- ROS --- non-prehensile manipulation --- manipulation planning --- contact planning --- manipulation action sequences --- robot --- obstacle avoidance --- facial and gender recognition --- q-learning --- Q-networks --- reinforcement learning --- gait cycle --- biped robots --- minimally invasive surgery robot --- inverse kinematics --- dialytic elimination --- Newton iteration --- curvilinear obstacle --- douglas–peuker polygonal approximation --- opposite angle-based exact cell decomposition --- path planning --- mobile robot --- UAV --- auto-tuning --- machine learning --- iterative learning --- extremum-seeking --- altitude controller --- enemy avoidance --- reinforcement learning --- decision making --- hardware-in-the-loop simulation --- unmanned aerial vehicles --- path planning --- multiple mobile robots --- artificial fish swarm algorithm --- expansion logic strategy --- sample gathering problem --- mobile robots --- mathematical modeling --- numerical evaluation --- centralized architecture --- optimization --- fault recovery --- reinforcement learning --- gait adaptation --- legged robot --- bio-inspired robot --- human–machine interactive navigation --- mobile robot --- topological map --- regional growth --- trajectory planning --- position/force cooperative control --- hierarchical planning --- object-oriented --- symmetrical adaptive variable impedance --- biologically-inspired --- self-learning --- formation control --- mobile robots --- loop closure detection --- convolutional neural network --- spatial pyramid pooling --- dynamic neural networks --- mobile robot navigation --- gesture recognition --- behaviour dynamics --- real-time action recognition --- formation of robots --- non-holonomic robot --- stability analysis --- Lyapunov-like function --- target assignment --- goal exchange --- path following --- switching control --- swarm-robotics --- rendezvous consensus --- robot navigation --- victim-detection --- unmanned surface vessel --- path following --- integral line-of-sight --- finite-time currents observer --- radial basis function neural networks --- input saturation --- n/a

Advanced Mobile Robotics: Volume 3

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ISBN: 9783039219469 9783039219476 Year: Pages: 270 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-947-6 Language: English
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Mobile robotics is a challenging field with great potential. It covers disciplines including electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science, cognitive science, and social science. It is essential to the design of automated robots, in combination with artificial intelligence, vision, and sensor technologies. Mobile robots are widely used for surveillance, guidance, transportation and entertainment tasks, as well as medical applications. This Special Issue intends to concentrate on recent developments concerning mobile robots and the research surrounding them to enhance studies on the fundamental problems observed in the robots. Various multidisciplinary approaches and integrative contributions including navigation, learning and adaptation, networked system, biologically inspired robots and cognitive methods are welcome contributions to this Special Issue, both from a research and an application perspective.

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path planning --- lane change --- excellent driver model --- neural networks --- autonomous vehicle --- remotely operated vehicle --- ocean current --- cable disturbance modeling --- lumped parameter method --- sliding mode observer --- 4WS4WD vehicle --- force control --- MPC --- PSO --- path tracking --- negative-buoyancy --- tri-tilt-rotor --- autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) --- immersion and invariance --- object mapping --- Geometric Algebra --- Differential Evolution --- non-inertial reference frame --- centrifugal force --- turning model LIP --- trajectory planning --- space robot --- hybrid bionic robot --- chameleon --- end effector --- hybrid robot --- curve fitting --- fair optimisation --- trajectory interpolation --- piezoelectric actuator --- high step-up ratio --- high efficiency --- small size --- micro mobile robot --- biomimetic robot --- micro air vehicle --- flapping --- drag-based system --- dragonfly --- snake-like robot --- singularity analysis --- system design --- dynamical model --- nonlinear differentiator --- robotic drilling --- sliding mode control --- drilling end-effector --- fault diagnosis --- quadcopter UAV --- fault-tolerant control --- sliding mode observer --- Thau observer --- smart materials --- actuators --- robots --- electro-rheological fluids --- magneto-rheological fluids --- shape memory alloys --- medical devices --- rehabilitation system --- LOS --- motion camouflage control --- parallel navigation --- missile control system --- target tracking --- variable speed --- high-speed target --- snake robots --- head-raising --- shape-fitting --- phase-shifting --- spiral curve --- servo valve --- pneumatics --- position control --- cart --- robot --- step climbing --- transportation --- stopper --- climbing robot --- safety recovery mechanism --- cable detection --- dynamic coupling analysis --- path planning --- mobile robots --- curvature constraints --- state constraints --- extend procedure --- G3-continuity --- car-like kinematics --- obstacle avoidance system --- harmonic potential field --- curvature constraint --- non-holonomic mobile robot --- computing time --- inverse kinematics --- joint limit avoidance --- kinematic singularity --- manipulator --- obstacle avoidance --- potential field --- service robot --- graph representation --- similarity measure --- mobile robot --- static environments --- path planning --- multi-objective optimization --- NSGA-II --- evolutionary operators --- mobile robot --- coalmine --- exploration --- robotics --- ATEX --- safety --- methane --- quadruped robot --- stability criterion --- dynamic gait --- glass façade cleaning robot --- wall climbing robot --- biped mechanism --- data association --- 3D-SLAM --- localization --- mapping --- disturbance-rejection control --- extended state observer (ESO) --- hover mode --- transition mode --- negative buoyancy --- quad-tilt rotor --- autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) --- Rodrigues parameters --- UAV --- variable spray --- prescription map translation --- PID algorithm --- grip planning --- biped climbing robots --- collision avoidance --- grip optimization --- dynamic environment --- closed-loop detection --- sparse pose adjustment (SPA) --- inertial measurement unit (IMU) --- simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) --- non-singular fast-terminal sliding-mode control --- industrial robotic manipulator --- external disturbance --- dynamic uncertainty --- adaptive control law --- exoskeleton --- load carriage --- muscle activities --- human–robot interaction --- discomfort --- actuatorless --- alpine ski --- human–robot interaction --- mechanism --- passive skiing turn --- skiing robot --- predictable trajectory planning --- geodesic --- constrained motion --- mobile robot --- jumping robot --- hopping robot --- continuous hopping --- single actuator --- self-reconfigurable robot --- cleaning robot --- Tetris-inspired --- polyomino tiling theory --- coverage path planning --- area decomposition --- multi-criteria decision making --- design and modeling --- kinematics --- kinematic identification --- monocular vision --- action generation --- robot motion --- undiscovered sensor values --- differential wheeled robot --- powered exoskeleton --- motion sensor --- machine learning --- unmanned aerial vehicle --- pesticide application --- deposition uniformity --- droplets penetrability --- control efficacy --- working efficiency --- subgoal graphs --- reinforcement learning --- hierarchical path planning --- uncertain environments --- mobile robots --- deep reinforcement learning --- mobile manipulation --- robot learning --- intelligent mobile robot --- pallet transportation --- master-slave --- compact driving unit --- high-gain observer --- snake robot --- series elastic actuator --- SEA --- Robot Operating System --- ROS --- non-prehensile manipulation --- manipulation planning --- contact planning --- manipulation action sequences --- robot --- obstacle avoidance --- facial and gender recognition --- q-learning --- Q-networks --- reinforcement learning --- gait cycle --- biped robots --- minimally invasive surgery robot --- inverse kinematics --- dialytic elimination --- Newton iteration --- curvilinear obstacle --- douglas–peuker polygonal approximation --- opposite angle-based exact cell decomposition --- path planning --- mobile robot --- UAV --- auto-tuning --- machine learning --- iterative learning --- extremum-seeking --- altitude controller --- enemy avoidance --- reinforcement learning --- decision making --- hardware-in-the-loop simulation --- unmanned aerial vehicles --- path planning --- multiple mobile robots --- artificial fish swarm algorithm --- expansion logic strategy --- sample gathering problem --- mobile robots --- mathematical modeling --- numerical evaluation --- centralized architecture --- optimization --- fault recovery --- reinforcement learning --- gait adaptation --- legged robot --- bio-inspired robot --- human–machine interactive navigation --- mobile robot --- topological map --- regional growth --- trajectory planning --- position/force cooperative control --- hierarchical planning --- object-oriented --- symmetrical adaptive variable impedance --- biologically-inspired --- self-learning --- formation control --- mobile robots --- loop closure detection --- convolutional neural network --- spatial pyramid pooling --- dynamic neural networks --- mobile robot navigation --- gesture recognition --- behaviour dynamics --- real-time action recognition --- formation of robots --- non-holonomic robot --- stability analysis --- Lyapunov-like function --- target assignment --- goal exchange --- path following --- switching control --- swarm-robotics --- rendezvous consensus --- robot navigation --- victim-detection --- unmanned surface vessel --- path following --- integral line-of-sight --- finite-time currents observer --- radial basis function neural networks --- input saturation --- n/a

Assessing the Performance of Passive Houses in Mediterranean Climate Regions

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ISBN: 9783039289493 / 9783039289509 Year: Pages: 138 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-950-9 Language: eng
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This book results from a Special Issue related to the latest progress in the thermodynamics of machines systems and processes since the premonitory work of Carnot. Carnot invented his famous cycle and generalized the efficiency concept for thermo-mechanical engines. Since that time, research progressed from the equilibrium approach to the irreversible situation that represents the general case. This book illustrates the present state-of-the-art advances after one or two centuries of consideration regarding applications and fundamental aspects. The research is moving fast in the direction of economic and environmental aspects. This will probably continue during the coming years. This book mainly highlights the recent focus on the maximum power of engines, as well as the corresponding first law efficiency upper bounds.

Multi-Agent Systems

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ISBN: 9783038979241 9783038979258 Year: Pages: 392 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-925-8 Language: English
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This Special Issue ""Multi-Agent Systems"" gathers original research articles reporting results on the steadily growing area of agent-oriented computing and multi-agent systems technologies. After more than 20 years of academic research on multi-agent systems (MASs), in fact, agent-oriented models and technologies have been promoted as the most suitable candidates for the design and development of distributed and intelligent applications in complex and dynamic environments. With respect to both their quality and range, the papers in this Special Issue already represent a meaningful sample of the most recent advancements in the field of agent-oriented models and technologies. In particular, the 17 contributions cover agent-based modeling and simulation, situated multi-agent systems, socio-technical multi-agent systems, and semantic technologies applied to multi-agent systems. In fact, it is surprising to witness how such a limited portion of MAS research already highlights the most relevant usage of agent-based models and technologies, as well as their most appreciated characteristics. We are thus confident that the readers of Applied Sciences will be able to appreciate the growing role that MASs will play in the design and development of the next generation of complex intelligent systems. This Special Issue has been converted into a yearly series, for which a new call for papers is already available at the Applied Sciences journal’s website: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/applsci/special_issues/Multi-Agent_Systems_2019.

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scaled consensus --- delay --- formation tracking --- multi-agent system --- collision avoidance --- multiple passive agents --- Mobile Robot Navigation --- pedestrian environment --- kinodynamic planning --- velocity obstacle --- agent-based modeling --- complex network --- multi-agent system --- network management --- [-5]agent-based simulation --- agent-based social simulation --- multi-agent system --- agent-oriented software engineering --- sociogram --- agent technology --- organizational model --- agent behavior --- travel behavior --- commuting --- carpooling --- online double auction --- mechanism design --- perishable goods --- multi-agent simulation --- bike sharing systems (BSS) --- regression models --- open data --- data visualization --- multi agent systems --- organizations and institutions --- socio-technical systems --- multi-agent systems --- electric vehicles --- charging stations --- genetic algorithm --- multi-agent system --- agent-based simulation --- 3D representation --- human-machine interaction --- ambient intelligence --- user interaction levels --- intelligent agents --- intelligent hybrid systems --- type-2 fuzzy inference system --- methodologies for agent-based systems --- organizations and institutions --- socio–technical systems --- computational accountability --- social commitments --- agent-based programming --- multi-agent system --- BDI agents --- model-driven development --- agent development methodology --- semantic web service --- ontology --- SEA_ML --- electronic bartering system --- ambient intelligence --- cognitive disabilities --- mobile communication --- orientation --- person tracking --- trajectory mining --- agreement technologies --- coordination models --- multiagent systems --- smart cities --- surface vehicle --- underactuated vehicle --- RBFNNs --- directed graph --- coordinated control --- Behavior Trees (BTs) --- Genetic Programming (GP) --- autonomous agents --- behavior modeling --- tree mining --- agent development framework --- mobile device agent --- linked data --- semantic web --- multi-agent systems --- agent-based modelling --- agent-based simulation --- agent-oriented technologies --- coordination --- Artificial Intelligence --- computer science --- multi-agent systems --- agent methodologies --- agent-based simulation --- ambient intelligence --- smart cities

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